Guard-Chicken!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FamilyOfChickens, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasionly, we have squirrels come to our feeder. (I think they've just got used to cayenne pepper...) Well, the other, day, 4 of our 5 gold sex links just happened to be out in front. They saw this big, fat squirrel up on the bird feeder, and they love to eat the seed that falls down. But not, apparently, when there's a squirrel there! So the girls set up a ruckus, hollering and buck-buck-buCACK-ing all over the place. Then, lo and behold, here comes #5, tearing around the corner of the house. She heads straight for the feeder, head bobbing, wings flapping, and screaming. The squirrel is frightened by this (I was too!!) and scampers away, the hen hot on his tail, wing flapping and legs whirring. By this time, of course, we were all rolling on the floor laughing our heads off. The squirrels escapes up the tree, with the hen standing there, clucking loudly. You could see the steam coming out of her ears! [​IMG] After a few tense moments, she gives one more final cluck, ruffles her feathers, and comes walking slowly back to her pals. Needless to say, she got a few treats! [​IMG]
     
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
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  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Well, you know who the alpha hen is now. [​IMG]
     
  4. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    That is too funny!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have a rosecombXd'uccle mix who is very territorial about "her" yard. DH and I were sitting in the yard talking one afternoon and we noticed a dove fly in and start pecking around, well Kizzy noticed it too and she started running towards the dove flapping and screaming like a banshee! The dove took off and so did Kizzy, she flew a little ways and landed. We laughed and were amazed that she had chased the poor dove "intruder" out of her yard. Needless to say she is the dominant hen in our little flock.

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  5. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
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  6. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish you could have caught the squirrel chase on camera. That is so hilarious!
     
  7. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish I could have to! We'll see if it happens again, haha. Though I doubt that particular squirrel will be coming back any time soon.
     

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